1871 - 1949

Tryphena Nicholson was born at Liverpool on 26 October 1871, daughter of Revd Octavius Nicholson (1832-17 January 1877), a clergyman, and his wife Emily née Hill (31 August 1831-14 April 1898), who married at Wirral, Cheshire in 1852. Her father was buried at St Mary's Gislingham, Suffolk on 23 January 1877 and in 1881, 9-year-old Tryphena was living at 4 Cyprus Villas, Heigham, Norwich with her 49-year-old widowed mother Emily, with four of her many siblings, John Henry 27, born Birkenhead, Kate/Catherine Clementina 25, born Preston, Yorkshire, Willam Augustus 22, born Oxton, Cheshire and Emily Mary 19, born Staffordshire. Tryphena studied at the Ipswich School of Art winning prizes for her anatomical drawings in 1893 and in February 1900 awarded 3rd prize in 'Decorartive Design', the 1st prize was taken by Agnes Tracy. By 1891 the family had moved to 35 St George's Street, Ipswich when 19-year-old Tryphena was a 'student of art' with another sibling Minnie, born at Liverpool in 1868. In 1939, Tryphena was a retired librarian, living at 31 Anglesea Road, Ipswich with her sister Maria Georgina (1868-1951), as housekeeper, both unmarried. Tryphena Nicholson was of 31 Anglesea Road when she died at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital on 28 January 1949.